Archive for May, 2011

White Mountaineering Fall 2011

White Mountaineering just released a video featuring there f/w 11 collection so i feel it is now ok to discuss and reveal pictures from the upcoming season.

The video can be viewed here  http://www.whitemountaineering.com/2011aw_movie/

As far as technical japanese collections go, i could usually care less. Im not concerned with the interior taping of a gore tex jacket or the zipper puls on an aged indigo 600 times dip dyed denim whatever.  im a sucker for silhouette and design.

That being said i was so pleasantly surprised when we went to buy white mountaineering. Our store along with a select others have been chosen to release present the fall winter collection for the first time in the u.s.  Once only available in asia, white mountaneering took their time finding the right representation stateside.

The pieces are fucken rad and really fun. besides that its a strong fall winter selecetion fo coats and knits perfect for our inclimate weather.

Fair isle is everywhere this fall/winter.  After this apointment we went to y-3 which showed very similar items on their runway.  Knit pants are gonna be fucken necessary!. I like how ethnic and more tribal the white mountaineerings knit came out.

These are the goretex pieces that we chose…The whole collection reminds me of junya fall 05. look it up, im so right.  The plaid fabrics fused with gore tex with pink or yellow interiors are extremely fun and worthwhile allowing the wearer to rebel against the solemn winter mood with splashes of color.

But i had the best time buying the collection… i was once again employed as fit model and put together the sickest outfits and was promised that next season i would be the look book model. everything was built for me! to bad all the samples had to be shipped back to japan. sux.

Givenchy Rottweiler Pieces

I like Givenchy allot. I think the collection is fun, sexy and a great value.  In a store where anything under 1,000 is cheap its nice tobe able to offer blazers for 795, or amazing blousons for 1200.  The tee-shirts have been really quick sells.  I got the huge clown face one. People wanna buy it off my body so i try not wear it to the store too much, but i love that fucken shirt. Im also kinda obsessed with jugallos and icp, not the music just the culture. Givenchy fall is chock full of awesome ness too. Rottweilers, snarling dogs everywhere,so dope.

I want the whole outfit, and yes i would wear the shit out of it! correction. will wear the shit out of it

This is just a small taste.. theres gonna be allot more in store, along with the sick ass runway boots and shoes!

Alexandre Plokhov Returns

I can site the first time when i felt the need to kill for clothing. Louis boston fall 2004. Motive.Cloak.

A blazer to be specific. The most amazing blazer in the whole wide world, grey on grey thin pin…elbow straps, shoulder fins, one button, slim as fuck…all around perfect.  For me at the time it was seriously unobtainable. I was only just a lowly seller/window dresser at the Riccardi store, making barely enough to support my now embarrassing nike habit. But i wanted that jacket so bad, if i was stealing at the time i wouldve stolen it.  But the moment i discovered that an article of clothing could produce that much want and passion i was changed..pretty much forever.  That jacket taught me many things, not only about the connecetion between clothing and customer, designer and audience, but about passion and desire.  I got that jacket along with 3 other pieces from that season. Most of it i procured for close to 80% off at filenes basement downtown. 1 piece was a gift from a customer. Louis still send their pieces to filenes basement soon after sale. I also ended up selling that jacket for more then i paid for it, on ebay, after i had worn it too shit.  Cloak was and is for me the collection that ignited my passion for interesting design.  Alexandre Plokhov created Cloak for guys like me, thin, lanky, masculine , odd and dark.  He worked as Lang worked speaking a language of subtlety, tonal detail, shapes that took some time to digest. The problem with cloak was the production, he never found the right factory that could produce his pieces correctly. I still have a cloak jacket that everytime i wear it a button falls off. I expect it now.  He started producing in the u.s., then switched to italy.  The brand closed a couple years later 2007, he went to go work with Versace, and i went onto being obsessed with Dior .  One of his assistants at the time Robert Gellar designed his own line, not nearly as amazing as cloak, although some people like it.

All that being said please try and imagine my face when i heard that he was back.  He rented a small space during mens market at Place Des Voyges and produced a short video showcasing the key looks. He then brought the collection to ny where i was able to view and buy for Riccardi.  Alexandre even(jokingly) offered me a job as a fit model and i just about shat..i later confessed my devotion to all things Plokhov and we carried on like school girls about gushing about his current Alexandre Plokhov fall/winter debut collection which is fucking awesome.!

I want every single piece if the collection,hopefully i get them all.. Expect in store around august/sept.  This collection will sell out.  The prices are great, the quality amazing, and cuts impecable.

FALLL 2012 Nicholas Kirkwood

i was told by a very powerful man in the world of blogging to start putting some of these pictures up.. As buyer for RICCARDI BOSTON i do get access to the best showrooms and am allowed to take all the pics i want because im there to write orders.  I try not to let things leak, or not to be the first to let things leak.

Fall is gonna be amazing, but im sure i say that about every season before it begins, but i am very impressed with the collection for next season. One thing I added to the floor was a shoe collection called Nicholas Kirkwood.  We havent offered shoes in sometime, since we carried MIU MIU. But i do want to provide my customers with a total look and access to sick shoes that cant be found allot of places in the U.S.  I of course will have exclusivity in Boston..Not department stores, No specialty stores, nothing.  It is also the first time that Kirkwood will be for sale in New England.  Nicholas Kirkwood is directional footwear based on architectural shapes with signature embelished platforms and cut outs.  Kirkwood works along side Rodarte, Erdem and Peter Pilloto constructing the shoes for their respective runway collections.

This is my buy for fall 2012

The boots will be coming in charcoal grey!